Monday, February 1, 2016

Today I can report three success stories from three different continents.

The Lino Voga team

I had a meeting with Roger in Eupen (Belgium). The Lino Voga project had been sleeping for more than a year because they were hesitating between different solutions, two proprietary products, one self-made solution using Microsoft Access, and Lino Voga. Now we found an agreement about how to collaborate. They plan to start using Lino Voga during the next year and to contribute time into analysis and testing.

This decision is a great success for Lino. In order to celebrate the historic event I returned the next day and made a photo of the principal actors:

(Sitting: Sydney, Alexa, Roger and Monique)

A new aspirant core developer

Today I also had my first chat with Princewell in Enugu (Nigeria) who discovered Lino and is eager to join our team. There are serious chances that he will be the third core developer who is being paid for his work by Rumma & Ko. I noticed for example that TransferWise offer money transfers to Nigeria for a reasonable price. We agreed that he will do some voluntary contributions before we start to speak about money.

He describes himself as a “Junior software engineer with over 2 years of experience providing thorough and skillful support to senior executives. Strong communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Familiar with HTML, Flask, Python, Django, Postgresql, Sqlite3, Sql, jQuery, javascript, Linux, nginx and also open to new knowledge. Motivated self-starter; able to spark interest and take initiative.” He also keeps a blog Life in Programming (only two posts so far, but I know that blogging depends on many circumstances).

Internet connection in Nigeria has obviously a lower quality/price ratio than in Belgium or Estonia. Princewell pays more money for his Internet connection than I do, but had serious problems to download the Lino repository from GitHub. We found out (from the github API) that Lino’s size is currently 180 MB.

First code contribution from India

And then congratulations to Sandeep in Mumbai (India) who has introduced his first code contribution, a fix for #706.

Here is how I merged his changes into Lino’s master:

$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.

$ git remote add sandeep
$ git pull sandeep master

$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 1 commit.
  (use "git push" to publish your local commits)

nothing to commit, working directory clean

$ git push

That last push to GitHub was a bit too quick: I should have run the test suite first. Okay that’s why we have Travis and Drone, they notified me about the failed build. Yesterday on his machine it still worked, but now he can reproduce it. Maybe some change did not get merged correctly? We are investigating.